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Fire base camp at Swan Reach

Fire base camp at Swan Reach

With the fires in East Gippsland expected to continue burning for some time to come, authorities have erected a tent city on the Swan Reach football oval.More than 300 tents have been set up to accommodate rotational crews of firefighting taskforces from all over the state.Swan Reach will serve as a base camp for the huge fire response effort and constitutes a huge logistical operation.The camp,...
Close to Hope

Close to Hope

Work at the Hope Restart Centre near Bairnsdale is quickly nearing completion with preparations well underway for the centre to open its doors to clients early next year.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, secured $3.8 million in Federal Government funding for the residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.Mr Chester recently met with Hope Restart Centre board chairman Peter...
Bass fingerlings to boost river fishing

Bass fingerlings to boost river fishing

Recreational fishers in Gippsland can look forward to even better freshwater fishing in the years ahead thanks to the stocking of over 260,000 Australian bass fingerlings in nearly 20 waters this season.Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford, joined fishers on Friday, December 6, from Gippsland angling clubs to stock 5000 bass into the Mitchell River at the Wuk Wuk Bridge, Lindenow,...
Bushfires continue to blaze

Bushfires continue to blaze

East Gippslanders are being urged to prepare for a heightened bushfire risk with several bushfires continuing to burn uncontained across the region.There are four active fires in East Gippsland, at W Tree, Bruthen, Ensay and Marthavale-Barmouth Spur.To date, about 38,000 hectares have been burnt and fire authorities have warned local communities they face a long and challenging summer.There was...
Water restrictions loom

Water restrictions loom

It is now very likely that East Gippsland Water customers served by the Mitchell River supply system – and those in Buchan and Swifts Creek – will be on water restrictions from January.The Mitchell River supply system includes Bairnsdale, Walpa, Lindenow South, Lindenow, Eagle Point, Newlands Arm, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Sarsfield, Bruthen, Nicholson, Johnsonville, Swan Reach, Metung,...
A measurably healthier Gippsland

A measurably healthier Gippsland

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) cemented its position as a key player in the primary health sector in the region and celebrated that at its annual general meeting in Sale in November.In her final term as Gippsland PHN chair, Dr Sinead De Gooyer was proud to release the Gippsland PHN annual report that highlighted a significant year of growth as well as announcing the winners of...

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